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This paper provides a novel model of executives in Parliamentary democracies. We account for key features of these institutions: decision-making authority is assigned to individual ministers; the parliamentary majority provides support for this assignment ; and the parliament debates policy. Supposing that politicians' private information is relevant for(More)
Are leaders effective because of some innate qualities—for example, clarity , trustworthiness or focality—or because of the particular arguments they em-ploy? To analyze these effects systematically we need variation in both messages and leaders. Whilst these conditions are satisfied in many political settings, and in particular during political campaigns,(More)
In recent years some of the best theoretical work on the political economy of political institutions and processes has begun surfacing outside the political science mainstream in high quality economics journals. This two-part paper surveys these contributions from a recent five-year period. In Part I, the focus is on elections, voting and information(More)
Can we predict when and where violence will break out within cases of genocide? Given often weak political will to respond, knowing where to strategically prioritize limited resources is valuable information for international decision makers contemplating intervention. I develop a theoretical model to help identify areas vulnerable to violence during(More)
In recent years some of the best theoretical work on the political economy of political institutions and processes has begun surfacing outside the political science mainstream in high quality economics journals. This two-part paper surveys these contributions from a recent five-year period. In Part I, the focus is on elections, voting and information(More)
The SAGE Library of Political Science collects together the articles that have been most influential in shaping the discipline. Each multi-volume set presents a collection of field-defining published works, both classical and contemporary, sourced from the foremost publications in the discipline by an internationally renowned editor or editorial team. They(More)
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